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6:40 PM ET, July 16, 2017

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BBC:
The BBC's Doctor Who casts its first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, succeeding Peter Capaldi, who will leave during the Christmas special episode  —  Jodie Whittaker has been announced as Doctor Who's 13th Time Lord - the first woman to be given the role.  —  The new Doctor's identity …
A.J. Katz / TVNewser:
ABC News' Jonathan Karl elected WHCA president for 2019-2020, receiving 104 out of 265 votes cast; Dallas Morning News' Todd Gillman came second with 87 votes  —  The White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) has elected ABC News' chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl to be its president for 2019-2020.
Katerina Eva Matsa / Pew Research Center:
Local TV news audiences declined in past decade, but in 2016 digital ad revenue rose 10% YoY, over-the-air revenue rose 11%, similar to other election years  —  MORE FACT SHEETS: STATE OF THE NEWS MEDIA  —  Local television news programming has shed audience over the past decade, including this past year in most timeslots studied.
New York Times:
President Trump was good-humored with reporters on Air Force One for an hour, in stark contrast to how he treats the news media in public  —  WASHINGTON — The Donald J. Trump who turned up in the press cabin of Air Force One on Wednesday evening, as his plane crossed the Atlantic Ocean on the way to Paris …
Discussion: @maggienyt
The Drum:
Interview with Google's Madhav Chinnappa on the goals of the Digital News Initiative, projects like Wikitribune, and natural-language reporting tool Radar  —  Under fire from several quarters for an array of accusations ranging from monopolistic practices to the dissemination (and even funding) …
Marty Kaiser / Poynter:
Interview with Billy Penn's Chris Krewson on managing a news startup: focus on readers and how to solve their problems  —  This is part of a series of Q and As with leaders at news organizations.  I asked leaders to think about the challenges they face in their news organizations and to share guidance and advice.
Discussion: @kristenhare
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Behind the scenes at Fox & Friends, whose sway with Donald Trump may make it the most influential news program in the US  —  In the studio with the program Trump loves and the rest of the media loves to hate as it becomes the eye of the president's media hurricane, with ratings …
Dave McNary / Variety:
SAG-AFTRA union reaches tentative 3-year deal with NPR, says new deal provides for salary increases and prevents NPR from setting up a two-tiered salary system  —  Management of National Public Radio and SAG-AFTRA have reached a tentative three-year deal, averting a strike by more than 400 of NPR's news and programming employees.
Larry Neumeister / Associated Press:
The New York Times asks court to toss Sarah Palin lawsuit, says there was no malice in a quickly corrected editorial claiming her PAC incited Giffords shooting  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times has asked a judge to toss out a defamation lawsuit former Alaska governor Sarah Palin filed against it …
Will Oremus / Slate:
The push for an antitrust exemption highlights the contradiction between the civic purpose and for-profit motive of newspapers  —  But it could help them resolve their existential crisis.  —  Newspapers' business models have been taking on water for years thanks to the rise of Google …
Scott Moritz / Bloomberg:
Sources: ahead of Time Warner buy, AT&T plans to create telecom and media arms with separate CEOs, overseen by Randall Stephenson, who will become exec chairman  —  Co-chiefs to run separate communications and media businesses  —  Stephenson sheds CEO title, will oversee company as chairman
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Q&A with Malcolm Gladwell about how his podcast, Revisionist History, came to be, how curiosity of the medium made him transition to audio, more  —  Each episode of Malcolm Gladwell's podcast begins with a simple inquiry — it could be about an event, a person, an idea or even a song.
 
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
New owner of Chicago Sun-Times plans no layoffs, will move the newsroom into the offices of Answers Media, which it has now acquired too
Discussion: Poynter and Curbed Chicago
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica UK:
Net neutrality Day of Action resulted in 3.4M emails to congress, 1.6M+ comments to FCC, but Comcast, Verizon, CenturyLink continue to seek less strict rules
BuzzFeed:
In a familiar pattern, right-wing personalities and media spread false claims about a Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr., with one claim amplified by Trump